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The narrow, twisty and scenic climb to the top of Mont Faron traditionally caps five days of racing at Tour Méditerranéen and it's the first mountaintop finish on the Europe Tour. More photos from 2010: 50 Big Photos from 2010sirotti

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Stage 5 results: Moncoutié wins Faron and the overall

12 Big Photos from Stage 5 (more photos added) — sirotti
Stage 5 results
1  David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    4:23:40   
2  Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale         + 0:07   
3  Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM                      + 0:18   
4  Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Cervelo      
5  Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky                              + 0:23   
6  David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar                     + 0:27   
7  Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky                            + 0:30   
8  Pierre Rolland (Fra)  Europcar      
9  Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun      
10 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne     + 0:34  
13  Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Europcar	                     + 0:38

Final general classification
1  David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne   16:48:36   
2  Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale         + 0:11   
3  Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM                      + 0:24   
4  Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Cervelo                  + 0:28   
5  Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky                              + 0:33   
6  Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Europcar                        + 0:35   
7  David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar                     + 0:37   
8  Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun               + 0:40   
9  Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky       
10 Pierre Rolland (Fra)  Europcar
Full Stage 5
Final general
Moncoutié, le Faron et le général (english translation) —
Moncoutie wins on Mont Faroncyclingnews
Moncoutié, le Faron et la
12 Big Photos from Stage 5 (more photos added) — sirotti
 Stage 5 Highlights (03:21 french) — france3
February 12 update: Tour Med is known for the steep, twisty Mont Faron mountaintop finish which traditionally is the climax for this race. Mont Faron isn't very long at 5.5 km, but averages 9%. Romain Feillu will take a 18s lead over Sky's Davide Appollonio and a 21s lead over Thomas Voeckler. Voeckler and 4th place Daniel Martin who is 5s behind Voeckler likely have the best shot at winning this race although several pure climbers aren't too far back. — Steve
9 Big Photos from 2010's Stage 5 finish on Mont Faronsirotti

Last 3 kms to the finish on Mont Faron

Stage 4 results: Romain Feillu makes it three in a row with an uphill win in Biot

12 Big Photos from Stage 4sirotti
Stage 4 results
1  Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil-DCM)
2  Davide Apollonio (Sky)
3  Daniel Martin (Garmin-Cervelo)

General classification after stage 4
1  Romain FEILLU  (VCD)        12:24:32
2  Davide APPOLLONIO  (SKY)         +18
3  Thomas VOECKLER  (EUC)           +21
4  Daniel MARTIN  (GRM)             +26
5  Jérémie GALLAND  (SAU)           +30
6  Alessandro PRONI  (ASA)          
7  Rémi PAURIOL  (FDJ)              +31
8  Maarten DE JONGE  (EDR)          +34
9  Julien EL FARES  (COF)           
10 Yury TROFIMOV  (KAT)        
Full Stage 4
General classification after Stage
Feillu sprints to third straight victory cyclingnews
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Feillu's third consecutive win makes results sheets look dull in Tour Méditerranéenvelonation
12 Big Photos from Stage 4sirotti
 Stage 4 Highlights (01:34 french) — france3
February 11 update: Stage 4 will have an uphill finish (profile) power sprint finish in Biot. — Steve

Stage 3 results: Another sprint finish win by Romain Feillu

8 Big Photos from Stage 3sirotti
Stage 3 results
1  Romain FEILLU (Vacansoleil-DCM)
3  Justin JULES (La Pomme Marseille)

General classification after stage 3
1  Romain FEILLU (Vacansoleil-DCM)
Full Stage 3
General classification after Stage
Feillu makes it two stages in a row cyclingnews
Romain Feillu wins second straight stage in Tour Méditerranéenvelonation
Feillu double la
8 Big Photos from Stage 3sirotti
 Stage 3 Highlights (03:10 french) — france3
February 10 update: Stage 3 has another cat 1 early in the race before a flat second half and flat finish. It's one last chance for the sprinters before the uphill finish on stage 4 and the mountaintop finish on stage 5. — Steve
Voeckler out to win overall at Tour Méditerranéen cyclingnews

Stage 3 results: First to the final corner and first to the line for Romain Feillu

14 Big Photos from Stage 2sirotti/ joe alderson
Stage 2 results
1   Romain FEILLU (Vacansoleil)
2   Davide APPOLLONIO (Sky)
3   Danilo NAPOLITANO (Acqua e Sapone)
Full Stage 2
General classification after Stage
Feillu scores for Vacansoleilcyclingnews
Feillu, le bol d'air de
14 Big Photos from Stage 2sirotti/joe alderson
 Stage 2 Highlights (02:58 french) — france3
Spectator Photos: Col des Portes  |  200m to Go  |  Post Stagejoe alderson
February 9 update: Thanks to several viewers who pointed out the race bible for this event (big file), we now have profiles if haven't already notice. See the race summary table (right). Stage 3 starts out hilly with three categorized climbs in the first half of the race as the peloton rides around the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence before the flat second half and the flat finish in Rousett. Same expected weather and distance (120 km) as stage 1. — Steve

Stage 1 results: Thomas Voeckler pips the victory salute for the stage 1 win

9 Big Photos from Stage 1sirotti
Stage 1 results
1  Thomas VOECKLER (Europcar)
2  Laurent MANGEL (Saur-Sojasun)
3  Thomas VAUBOURZEIX (La Pomme Marseille)
4  Francisco Javier IRIARTE GUTIERREZ (Movistar) 
5  Rémi PAURIOL (Française Des Jeux)  
6  Romain FEILLU (Vacansoleil-DCM)               + 3s 
7  Yauheni HUTAROVICH (Française Des Jeux) 
8  Alexander PORSEV (Katusha) 
9  Rob RUYGH (Elite-2) 
10 Jimmy CASPER (Saur-Sojasun)
Full Stage 1
General classification after Stage
Voeckler victorious in Pertuiscyclingnews
Tour méditerranéen: la 1ere étape pour Voeckler AFP
Voeckler résiste au
Thomas Voeckler wins Tour of Med opener as breakaway just makes itvelonation
9 Big Photos from Stage 1sirotti
 Stage 1 Highlights (03:30 french) — france3
February 8 update: Stage 1 starts from Maubec-Coustellet and meanders around the area for the first half of the race before climbing through the gap in the Montagne du Luberon, very modest by pro standards, a cat 3. On the other side, the peloton will continue south for a flat (sprint) finish in Pertuis after just 120 km in the saddle. Sunny and around 52F/12C is the weather forecast. In fact, the weather should be good all week. — Steve
Tour Méditerranéen: les Français en forcefrance24

2011 Tour Méditerranéen Race Preview

February 3 update: Despite rumours that it would be cancelled, Le Tour Méditerranéen (Tour of the Mediterranean, Giro del Mediterraneo) will run as planned with five days of road racing in southern France along the scenic north shores of the Mediterranean Sea. (See the stage maps and timetables in the
race summary table). 2011 will be the 38th edition of this race that started 1974.

As in previous years, there will be several stages for the sprinters and breakaway specialists before the finale on the slopes of Mont Faron which has spectucalar views overlooking Toulon and the Mediterranean Sea. Also, as per tradition, Stage 5 will be the first mountaintop finish of the year for the Europe Tour. There is also an uphill finish in Biot on Stage 4.

Last year, saw Yauheni Hutarovich (right) of Francaise des Jeux take two sprint stages. He loves the cold weather and with his recent stage 1 win at Etoile de Bessèges, he'll be the main favourite for the sprint stages.
Last year's overall winner, Alejandro Valverde, as you know, is serving a delayed doping suspension dating back to 2006 but last year's runner-up AG2R's Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) will be back. Of course, it's hard to predict who will do well at this early point in the year; it all depends who has targeted this event and shows up in good early season form. There is no prologue or time-trial stage at this event so the race is really suited to a Ardennes classic style rider or a good medium mountain climber. Scan the startlist, Stefano Garzelli (Acqua e Sapone)??, David Moncountie (Cofidis), who has won on Mont Faron before, Riccardo Ricco (Vacansoleil), Thomas Voeckler (Europcar), Juan Mauricio Soler (Movistar) and Garmin-Cevelo's Daniel Martin could be Nocentini's main rivals. — Steve
50 Big Photos from 2010sirotti
Madiot angry with Tour Méditerranéen organisercyclingnews
Tour Méditerranéen: les Français en forcefrance24

2011 Route Map (Carte du Parcours)

Le Direct: Video Streaming, TV Coverage and Text Updates

February 3 update: Live video is not expected, but there should be live text updates for some stages and video highlights later in the day from France3. We'll be posting daily big photos after each stage. — Steve

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